WITH ALL OUR UPCOMING TRUNK SHOWS WE DECIDED THIS WOULD BE THE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE SOME OF OUR TIPS AND TRICKS TO HELP YOU make it through TRUNK SHOW SEASON
What is a trunk show?
A trunk show is when a designer brings their new collection to a bridal boutique. These trunk shows allow brides to have the newest styles available to them for their look and for the bridal boutique to find out what gowns people would like to see in their stores!
During these trunk shows we love to hear feedback about the gowns so we can make decisions about what to carry for the upcoming year and to pass this feedback on to the designers.
What are the pro's and con's to Trunk Shows
The pro's :
You will be one of the first girls to purchase these dresses!
This is the perfect time to scope out that unique or trendy dress as this will be one of the only times a designer brings all of their gowns in at one time - meaning you could end up with a dress we will not be carrying in the future making you one lucky bride!
You can see a full collection from a designer you already know you love!
Trunk shows are the perfect opportunity to try on more gowns from designers you have loved other gowns from! Designers often have a particular look and vibe to their gowns so if you've loved one style you will most likely find others that suits your style.
The trunk shows are only here for a limited time:
While this element is one of the allures of a trunk show it can make shopping time a little stressful! Because they are only here for a set amount of time is it necessary to make a decision relatively soon.
They can be overwhelming:
While its amazing to have so many dresses in store it can also be a tad overwhelming! It may be nice to already have had an appointment or two prior to one where a trunk show is involved. This will give you an opportunity to find what styles and silhouettes you are drawn towards.
Top Tip △
Be aware of the timeline! If you know you are one of those people who needs to try a dress on a few times before buying make an appointment as soon as the collection arrives so if you find 'the one' you have an opportunity to come back and try the gown on one more time
Tips and Tricks
DO YOUR RESEARCH
Since trunk shows are only here for a limited time its helpful to research the designer and become familiar with the collections. This can help you make sure the designer you are coming to see has pieces or a look that you are loving.
KNOW YOUR VISION
Trunk shows are most effective when you already have a loose idea of what you would like to wear for the big day, whether this is specific design elements you are looking for in a gown or just an overall feel you are going for.
EVALUATE YOUR OPTIONS
Chances are you won't be able to see the dress in person again, it is a good idea to take pictures, sit down with the people you trust most and evaluate which dress you are leaning towards more. It is a big decision and with the dresses coming in and out so soon it is important to discuss your options.
TAKE YOUR TIME
During your appointment make sure to take your time looking through the collection - there can be quite a few dresses to look through! You don't want to think back on dresses later and wished you had tried on something after it leaves.
Up Coming Trunk Shows
October 27th - November 5th
November 17th - 19th